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  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    More information (after my last post), July 3,1967, North Vietnamese artillery fire hit the bulk and supply dumps at Marine base at Dong Ha. On Sept. 3, 1967 again North Vietnamese artillery and rocket fire destoyed the large ammunition dump and demaged Marine helicopter facility (17 destroyed). They operated out of Phu Bai or Marble Mountain near Da Nang until a new facility at Quang Tri City. Sekou Shepard, Charlie Co., 2nd Sq., 2nd Plt., 1st M.P. Bn. -Submitted by: Sekou Shepard [shep19672000@yahoo.com] 2006-04-09
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    i believe the date was sept '68, i was directly in front of the dump -Submitted by: joe esposito [joefab12@yahoo.com] 2006-05-20
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    The ammo dump was hit in both years. -Submitted by: bob morris [cholobob@hotmail.com] 2006-05-29
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I remember that day well. I thought that the Russans goi in and nuked us. I am glad I was rong. One hell of a day. We had seven kinds of hell come down on us that day. -Submitted by: Gregory A. Phillips [ogm_silky@hotmail.com] 2006-10-02
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was an engineerwith the 3rd Shore Party Outfit - our hootches wer directly between the ammo dump & bulk fuel next to the airstrip... we were in the bunkers all day - obviously nothing left above ground.. What a day !!!!! -Submitted by: JIM MEHL [mistprof@aol.com] 2007-01-04
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    I was with the 11th Eng. I was driving a mobile crane past the ammo dump as it was hit. We made it back to the yard and spent the day in the bunkers. I have several pictures I took from the area we were at. Email me and I will forward if anyone wants them. -Submitted by: Greg Beman [gregbeman@comcast.net] 2007-04-18
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    Thanks for the image of the Marine ammo dump. I watched the dump burn from my bunker on the NE corner of Dong Ha Air Base. It was a scary sight. We had one of the morter rounds imbed in the side of the bunker and thank God it didn't go off. Chief Master Sergeant (Ret) John W. Perkins, 620th Tac Control Squadron, Dong Ha Air Base, 19 Oct 1966 through 13 Oct 1967 -Submitted by: John W. Perkins [perkinsjohnw@yahoo.com] 2008-09-22
  • Admin - Saturday 29 December 2018 17:09
    It was worse than this picture, It started about 10am and lasted through the nitht. we were tossed around like gum balls in a machine. -Submitted by: Clarence G smith sk3 [s844d0llar@aol.com] 2011-08-04